Local Advocacy Partners:
ChiBizHub's mission is to help Chicago entrepreneurs grow and succeed. It provides small businesses with free, easy access to the help they need, when they need it. ChiBizHub connects a large network of nonprofit service providers offering a wide variety of business-building services for small businesses.
The Office of Minority Economic Empowerment (OMEE) is committed to providing minority-, women-, persons with disabilities and veteran-owned small businesses and entrepreneurs across the state with equitable access to opportunities and resources. Through dynamic partnerships, targeted outreach, and tailored programs and initiatives, OMEE aims to create an inclusive business ecosystem for communities that have traditionally faced systemic barriers to entry and growth. This investment spurs local economic development in underserved areas resulting in a revitalized and thriving Illinois economy.
The SBAC believes the success of small businesses is a critical component of local communities and the nation’s economy. It has spent the last decade alongside small business owners fighting for reasonable policies that foster a healthier small business environment — economically, socially, and culturally. The SBAC’s non-partisan approach continues to shape local, state, and federal small business legislation. View the SBAC Legislative Agenda 2023.